Commissioned paintings using ashes of dead person


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Artist Val Thompson creates commissioned paintings incorporating the ashes of people who have died, as memorials for their surviving loved ones. Above is a beach scene that Thompson painted for Anne Kearney, using some of her husband John's ashes mixed into the paint. It depicts the couple's last vacation together. From Sky:

(Kearney) was so pleased with the results that Ms Thompson did three more paitings for her before starting up her new business 'Ash 2 Art'.

"My brother and I did a bit of research on the internet and discovered nobody else is providing this sort of service," she said.

Val Thompson's Ash2Art

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